• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Kevin Jordan
    In Theaters:
    Nov 4, 2005 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2006
  • Meadowbrook Pictures

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Brooklyn Lobster Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

Comes from a sincere (as in autobiographical) place, and, despite its familiar trappings, it's presented with an admirable lack of B.S.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Brooklyn Lobster is a sweet and touching film, worth a visit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Brooklyn Lobster is the kind of smart, realistic indie family drama the movies should give us more often.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Jordan draws so well on the idiosyncrasies of the family profession that it makes the movie worth watching

Full Review Source: New Times

January 19, 2006
John Anderson
Newsday
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The dramatic engine may be real estate and bank loans, but the heart of the movie is family and character and the film provides plenty of both.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

November 4, 2005
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Aiello dominates with equal measures of gruff bluster, pained confusion and not-so-quiet desperation. It's an impressively multifaceted performance.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 4, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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The triumph here is the natural, fluid way the characters interact, many of them displaying real-life, quirky senses of humor you don't often find in screenplays.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 4, 2005

The movie has that 'shiny-object-syndrome'... it tends to get easily sidetracked by things that aren't important to the story.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 22, 2007
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The crustaceans' unhappy destinies are more compelling than the colorless lives of their captors.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 20, 2006
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Jordan doesn't always hit his mark, allowing extraneous dialogue that doesn't build on the relationships; giving too much time to silly employee high jinks; and staying too far away with his camera when he should be right in the faces of his actors.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 19, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Well-meant, but only adequately realized, the movie is simply undersized.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

November 4, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Fails to dig out the dramatic meat, despite a yeoman performance by Danny Aiello.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 4, 2005
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

However fact-based the material may be, Jordan's salt-of-the-earth characters, with their bluster and pride and rough-edged loyalty, are all too familiar, and their travails feel formulaic, right down to the life-affirming climax.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 4, 2005
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Ultimately has the air of a home movie project blown up to feature-length proportions.

November 3, 2005
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Kevin Jordan's small family drama, set in Sheepshead Bay, is an unusually pure example of American kitchen-sink realism.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

November 3, 2005
Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
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This family-versus-business parable comes across as slight, familiar, and in dire need of seasoning.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 1, 2005

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out New York
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February 4, 2006
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